Meet the lovely Beth Goodrham, lawyer turned stylist and one of our go to bloggers for some serious fashion inspiration. Nominated in the best fashion blogger category of the Asquith Adores Blogger Awards, we asked Beth 5 questions so you can get to know her a little better.
(Beth us wearing our bamboo harem pants, the Long Harem Pants)
What was the inspiration behind starting your blog?
I started my blog way back in 2011 when I realised that there were very few blogs aimed at women over 35 years of age. The blogging sphere was dominated by much younger women and whilst they were doing amazing things, I didn’t feel that their content was always relevant to my lifestyle as a busy Mum with three young children. So I set about changing that!
What sparked your interest in fashion and styling?
My Grandma! After the war my Grandma worked for a well known American publisher who would come over and stay at Claridges, in London. My Grandma would go and meet her there for work and the publisher would gift my Grandma her Balenciaga and Dior suits. My Grandma was always immaculately turned out and when I used to go and stay with her as a child, we would play clothes shops for hours!
What is your go-to top styling tip?
Oh golly I have so many! But I think that one of my main ones is that, even as we get older, we should keep on pushing the (fashion) boundaries. We can still be comfortable, practical and warm but in a stylish way.
Tell us one thing that our blog readers may not know about you…
My other passion (apart from fashion) is running. I’ve run two marathons and several half marathons. But I’m a social runner – I love running with my friends – there’s nothing like a run and a good chat to set you up for the day.
Oh and my first job was in M&S. I refused to work anywhere else and I badgered them until they gave me a job!
And finally, is there anything you would like to share with our readers.
Just keep on moving – whether that’s physically in your yoga, or metaphorically in reaching for your goals. It’s only when we stop that we stagnate.